made chicken noodle soup without the can

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Tala, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    So I suck at making dumplings. I had a black sexlink rooster that not only wasn't needed for breeding, but sealed his fate by flogging me. So what to do with a full grown (year old) rooster? I made chicken noodle soup!!!

    After butchering I soaked him in a cooler of salty ice water for about 4 days, changed the water out once. Then I quartered him (so he would fit in my pot) and simmered him all day for stock. I add vinegar to the water for making stock too. I put it in the fridge after work, but the next day I had a stomach flu, so he got to set in the fridge a few more days.
    Anyway, he was well "rested" to say the least. I pulled all the meat off the bones for the soup and strained my stock. He was tender, but not mushy like store bought birds.
    I boiled sliced carrots, when they were done I put them back in my stock pot and filled it half water, half stock. I diced an onion and several garlic cloves. I added salt, pepper, sage, oregano and basil. I cut/shredded my rooster meat up and put in. I let it sit like that overnight in the fridge to marinate a little. Then I added a bag of dumpling type noodles and cooked them. He was good and my chicken noodle soup was hubby-approved.

    What other veggies might you add? I was kinda just thinking about what is in the canned variety, but it seemed like it needed something green. Otherwise it was fine though, definitely a way to get hubby to eat homegrown rooster.
     
  2. EggsForIHOP

    EggsForIHOP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    celery and fresh parsley here [​IMG]
     
  3. OldChurchEggery1

    OldChurchEggery1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I second the celery and make the motion to add peas and/or lima beans.
     
  4. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Lima beans do sound good [​IMG]
     
  5. LiLRedCV

    LiLRedCV Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could chop up fresh spinach and add it at the end for something different. [​IMG]
     
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    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Thats what we use.. [​IMG]
     
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    Quote:That would be goood!
     
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  9. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    I do potatoes in beef stew, I want my chicken soup to be different. Hubbs loves potatoes, but I really don't. I may be a firm believer in "meat and potatoes" type cooking, but I don't like white potatoes much.
    I did get some greens to put in beef n veggie soup, that's my next meal I have planned.

    Thanks for the ideas. I'm happy with my chicken noodle soup, but seems like it just wasn't quite complete yet. Always room for improvement!
     
  10. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    I do celery, carrots, onions and parsley. Homemade stock. Sometimes peas. More just seems to clutter the flavors.
     

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